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David and I met in 2013 on a dating app that no longer exists. David often jokes that we lasted longer than the app did! Still at university and one week into exclusively dating, we decided to plan a two-month winter Europe trip. Knowing full well it would be a make-or-break situation, we made it

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Tayissa & AndrewWhen a wedding comes along that is filled with stories, we are hooked immediately at Polka Dot Bride, but when it includes stories of traditions that we’re not familiar with – we’re even more enticed! Tayissa and Andrew’s beautiful Sydney Ukranian wedding was filled with beautiful moments that paid homage to the old

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Today’s inspiration shoot was dreamt up by the dynamic duo Peppermint Photography and makeup artist Elizabeth Crossley one morning over breakfast, and we have to say, we think these two should have creative breakfast dates more often! The shoot was inspired by photographs of Paris during the 1940’s, and was also heavily influenced by French

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When deciding on his outfit for his outdoor winery wedding, Andrew knew what he wanted – he just couldn’t find it!“From the very beginning I knew that I wanted a three piece grey suit. It was quite hard finding one that would fit my body shape as I am very broad in the shoulders. I

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Petunia is as sweet a font as the name suggests. Created by a person known in the wedding industry, this family of fonts means that you can mix and match the font styles across your invitations.Petunia is available from My Fonts.

Rachel & SimonWe love when a couple takes their celebration into their own hands at Polka Dot Bride, and Rachel and Simon’s elegant Perth Restaurant wedding was both beautiful and unique to them- the most wonderful kind of celebration. Choosing photographer Stefanie Muller Photography, Rachel and Simon also made sure to include a very special

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The magic of nature was not lost on designer Claire Pettibone as she launched her brand new “The Four Seasons” bridal collection at New York bridal market. Today, we’re sharing the jewel toned rich beauty of fall (my favourite season of all).Each season, designed by Claire, pays homage to its beauty. Summer is fill of

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Image via Get Busy In The MaldivesChoosing a honeymoon spot can be a dizzying (though exciting!) decision, on top of all the wedding planning. There are a number of ways to make a choice, depending on whether budget, climate or sightseeing is your first priority. Although great weather and optimal sight-seeing equates to high season and more

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Rain became a constant companion through our wedding journey! (photo courtesy of Waterfield Photography)

Lauren & JohnAfter proposing to my long time girlfriend, I thought my duty was done. In the movies, the man gets down on one knee, the girl says ‘yes’ and the credits roll. Having never had my own wedding before, I had always assumed it would be a pretty straightforward affair like a graduation party or

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It’s been a big decade at Polka Dot Bride – next week we turn ten and what better way to celebrate than with a redesign?We quietly launched our new look right before the dawn of 2017, but the ideas and mission began long ago. For years I have been dreaming up a redesign, delaying it

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When making decisions about your wedding – whether they be about your dress, the location or the styling, Lisa looks back on her family filled Whale Beach wedding to James and remembers that her choices were indeed made very simple by following a few words of good advice – “always follow your heart.”Images by Infinity Photography

With a passion for creating beautiful one off designs, Caitlyn of Studio C Bridal is in her element amongst sumptuous silks, satins and laces. We all dream of looking like a princess on our wedding day, and her ability to design and advise on the best ways to bring out our best ensures that each

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Happy Monday Dotties! Who can believe it already the second week of January? This is the week of our tenth birthday – and we couldn’t be more excited to dive in!Holiday time enjoying the sun and the sea, or the bush and the wildlife – what could be better! It’s a special time of the

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Mia & Jon (and Frankie!)We fell in love with Mia and Jon’s engagement photos the minute we saw them. A warm, sunny afternoon, a secluded beach and the sweetest, four-legged addition to their shoot – what is there not to love? Kelly Adams Photography accompanied the couple and their dog Frankie to Bribie Island to

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